Sorry it has been a while since I posted a recipe! Honestly, the past 3 months have been super busy not to mention we found out we are having our first child! =) Throughout the first trimester, the LAST thing I have felt like doing is COOK, let alone blog about cooking so I do apologize for the "lull."
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Throughout my first trimester I did not have any specific food cravings, it was more like food aversions. Absolutely NOTHING sounded good to me, especially all of my previously vacuum-packed freezer meals that I had in the freezer! We lived on take-out and anything my husband could put on the grill. I wanted nothing to do with food planning! The more I thought about a certain food, the more I didn't want it! It was the craziest thing EVER! One thing that I did start craving near the end of first trimester was my Mom's Spaghetti Recipe!! It was the first thing that I actually WANTED and we cooked it together one weekend and it was SO GOOD! I just made it again last night and I decided I needed to share this good home-cooking recipe with you!
For those of you who like to "freezer" cook like me, this recipe makes enough to serve about 6 people. Since it is just the two of us I usually end up freezing 1/2 of it when I make a batch. If you double it, you can freeze 3-4 meals for later! The sauce freezes very well, and defrosts super quick!
Mom says that her mom got this recipe from somewhere in Italy.... it is delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
- (1) Large Sweet Onion Chopped
- Large Can Diced Tomatoes (28oz)
- Large Can Tomato Paste (10-12oz)
- Small Can Tomato Paste (6oz)
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/4 Cup Sugar ** Mom & I put LOTS of Sugar in our sauce-- add to your taste!*
- 1 Cup Water
Saute chopped onion in bottom of large saucepan with a bit of olive oil until golden brown. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and combine well. Let simmer on low heat 1-1.5 hours.
- 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
- 2/3 Cup Milk
- 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3 eggs beaten
- 4 Slices Bread (I tear apart into 1 inch cubes)
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 Tbsp Parsley
In a large bowl combine the above ingredients. Mush & Mix until well combined. Brown mixture in a skillet over Medium Heat until browned and cooked through. (My dad likes a little bowl of the meat mixture to eat after it is browned... it is SO GOOD... so reserve a little bit to taste before adding it to the sauce!)
Add Meat Mixture to Sauce (after it has simmered 1-1.5 hours). Mix well and let simmer 15 minutes. Serve with your choice of spaghetti noodles, salad & bread!
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